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  1. Advice needed re '14 Volt - dealer refusing L1 EVSE replace under Voltec

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Hi -- I have a 2014 Volt and the L1 EVSE just shorted out yesterday. It tripped the gfci outlet it was plugged into and when I reset it and tried again, the EVSE made a severe buzzing noise and the red light is now blinking. It did the same thing on other outlets too. I took the car to the...
  2. 2017 Chevy Volt L2 Charging Setup Using Dryer Outlet Concerns

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Hey everyone! new chevy volt owner here. I have a 2017 Chevy Volt LT. I have the OEM Charger (EVSE). I am in the process of using my 30amp dryer outlet to charge my Chevy volt. the part where it gets tricky (at least to me) is that i still need to use my dryer outlet for my dryer. So then i...
  3. ⚡️Is a 2016 Bolt / Volt evse/charge cord backwards compatible with the 2013 Volt?

    Chevy Volt Accessories and Modifications
    ⚡️Is a 2016 Bolt / Volt evse/charge cord backwards compatible with the 2013 Volt? I searched but could not find any backwards compatibility information regarding using a 2016 EVSE to charge a 1st generation 2013 Volt? Thanks everyone!
  4. Stock EVSE charges only when I lift the charge handle up 1/8" ?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    It seems someone may have bumped my charger handle. No visible signs of damage or cracking to either the charge port or charger handle. The 110 EVSE works fine other than the slight lifting needed to make a full connection with the contacts. Any advice on fixing this issue?
  5. Ground Faults only on Level 2 Charging

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hey everyone, I've developed a ground issue with my Volt that only appears on level 2 stations. The other day when I arrived at work, I plugged in my Volt to the Chargepoint station as I have been doing for over a year, and after a quick click of the relay, charging stopped and I got a Ground...
  6. Level 2 Charging Question

    Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I'm a bit confused. I have a 2018 Volt Premier and I'm looking to install level 2 charging at my house. I have a couple of questions because I read that I should have a 40amp breaker in the panel and I thought I could use a 30amp for the Volt. I'm also...
  7. New 2018 Volt owner | 1st post to forum! | Charger / EVSE recommendation

    Newcomers to GM-VOLT.COM (See here for FAQs)
    Hi everyone, New 2018 Volt Premier owner here! Seeking advice on recommended charger (or is it EVSE?) for home charging. - Can I get by with just the Level 1 charger? Which models do you recommend? - I would need at most a 10-12 foot cord given the configuration of my tiny garage and squeezing...
  8. EVSE Cable Twists up

    Care, Maintenance & Service - Gen2 Volt
    My first post. I have a 2017 Volt Premier , and I have been charging it at work, roughly 4 times per week, with the provided EVSE, at 12Amps. Each charge has been about 4-5 kWH. After about six months, I noticed that the cable of the EVSE had become so twisted internally that I was unable to...
  9. EVSE repair? Flashes Red Light 3x - 2013 Volt

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    Hi - After a number of glorious years, my stock EVSE stopped working. The top light turns green and the bottom light flashes red three times, pauses, and then flashes red three times again. Rinse, repeat. I've tried different outlets with the same outcome. I took it to a dealership who...
  10. What's the best current EVSE for my Gen2?

    Gen2 Volt Accessories and Modifications
    Pun intended... With our 2012 Volt, I bought the original BLINK station and installed it in my garage. It is a huge unit with wifi, scheduling, energy calculations, intelligence, adaptive circuitry, and much more to go wrong, and once in a while (monthly?) it generates a self-test fault that...
  11. Hot plug

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Greetings! The last few times I've had to unplug my volt mid charge (L1) I've noticed that the plug that goes into the wall outlet is uncomfortably hot. I haven't thought too much of it, as that is a good deal of juice, but today for some reason it's sticking in my head. Has anyone else...
  12. Anyone have trouble with Gen 2 EVSE / 240V not charging

    Problems, Driver Warnings or DTCs - Chevy Volt
    I have been using the Gen 2 EVSE (24277224) at my office with 208V via the cord adapter route. Everything worked great for about 10 months and then intermittently the unit will not charge my vehicle. The DIC shows the plug attached with an "unable to charge" message. This is one of the Clipper...
  13. Chrysler Pacifica EVSE - Handles 240v?

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    Trying to figure out whether the Pacifica's EVSE can handle 240v just like the Gen2 Volt's EVSE. I found a picture of it here, but it's just the outer case. I'm not sure if that gives any useful information:
  14. Ebusbar Level 1/2 EVSE Wiring Question

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    Hello! I just recently purchased the Ebusbar EVSE with the 3 prong NEMA 10-30 dryer plug. However, I'm currently on a rental property and cannot run any new 220V lines or do any electrical modifications. Because the Ebusbar is listed as being able to charge not only at Level 2, but also at...
  15. Repair A Lear EVSE

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I bought a 2013 Volt used that came with an EVSE from a previous model year. It is a Lear unit with the orange charge cord and black power cord noted as a 2012 replacement in Steverino’s thread on differences in Gen 1 EVSEs. This EVSE wasn’t talking nice to my car. I don’t know if it was...
  16. Cash strapped and looking for juice

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I've been looking around for various charging solutions and ways I might be able to start charging on the regular at home, and I keep coming to this $300 price point as an adamantine floor for suitable EVSE, even in DIY price breakouts for stuff like OpenEVSE. Does anyone have any ideas or know...
  17. Weatherproof L1 & L2 Combined Receptacles

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I am thinking of installing a weatherproof box to enclose an L1 and L2 receptacle at home and at my mother-in-law's. I would like to use a 14-20 and a 14-50 receptacle. First of all, is it proper to run 120V and 240V in the same enclosure? Second, could you recommend a NEMA box that is...
  18. What EVSEs will work on NEMA 6-20 or NEMA 10-30?

    Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Are there reputable EVSEs that I can plug into a NEMA 6-20 or a NEMA 10-30 outlet? L1 or L2 is fine with me. 6-20 would be my preference, since my house has a dedicated circuit just for this outlet, which is not in use (working properly per my multimeter, though). Sounds perfect, right...
  19. EVSE outside long-term (1+ years)

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I've been using my Gen 2's OEM EVSE in Level 2 mode with an adapter thanks to Chris TX's and this forums users. I keep the EVSE itself inside my garage but run the long cable out under my garage door. There is a ground depression just enough for the cable to make it through and the weather...
  20. Please share pics of your hard wired L2 EVSE setup

    Electric Vehicle Batteries & Plug-In Charging
    I am working with my electrician and have a list of items to buy to proceed with my L2 EVSE solution inside my garage. Looking for ideas on how to mount the unit on the wall, please share pics of your hard wired setup to give me ideas. I am reviewing google image searches as well. My garage...